Book: Yumoto, Kazumi. The Friends. Japan: Fukutake Publishing Company, 1992. Genre: Realistic Fiction Audience: This book is intended for ages 10-13. Read-Alouds: Just click! Summary: Kiyama, the narrator, and his friends Kawabe and Yamashita become obsessed with death after Yamashita’s … Continue reading
Book: Phelan, Matt. The Storm in the Barn. Somerville: Candlewick Press, 2009. Genre: historical/fantasy Graphic Novel Audience: This book is intended for students between the ages of 10-13. Read-Alouds: Booking and Talking… Summary:11 year old Jack and his family are … Continue reading
Book: Myers, Walter Dean. Crystal. New York: Harper Collins, 1987. Genre: Realistic Fiction Audience: This book is intended for ages 12+ Read-Alouds: Mehhh. Summary: Crystal is a six teen year old black girl, growing up in Harlem. When a director … Continue reading
Book: Yang, Gene Luen. American Born Chinese. New York: First Second, 2006. Genre: Fantasy/Graphic Novel Audience: Grades 10-12 Read Aloud: A.B.C. it’s easy as 1-2-3 Summary: A.B.C. is about three seemingly unrelated stories about the Monkey King, an Asian American boy … Continue reading
A brief discussion of Nate Powell’s, Swallow Me Whole.
Book: Anderson, Laurie Halse. Wintergirls. New York: Penguin Group, 2009. Genre: Realistic Fiction Audience: This book is directed at students ages 13-18 Read-Alouds: Coming soon. Summary: Lia is a high school senior, who suffers from anorexia; Cassie, her childhood bff, … Continue reading